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Netflix establishes $100 million virus relief fund

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Posted at 6:37 AM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 06:37:27-04

BY LYNN ELBER, LOS ANGELES — Netflix says it's establishing a $100 million relief fund for workers affected by the coronavirus-caused halt of most film and TV production.

The streaming service said Friday the majority of the fund will support the hardest-hit workers on Netflix's own productions around the world, especially crew members.

In an effort to support the broader film and TV industry, Netflix says $15 million of the fund will be distributed to organizations providing emergency relief to out-of-work crew and cast in the countries where it has a large production base, including three nonprofits in the United States.